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Murder of John Godfrey December 05, 1976
On December 5, 1976, John Lawrence Godfrey was reported missing by his family. His vehicle, a bluish green station wagon was found later that day on the 300 block of E South St. Two days later, at approximately 10:20 am, Godfrey’s body was located on Hiller Rd. His death was ruled a homicide.
Murder of Eloise Watson June 23, 1976
On June 23, 1976, the body of Eloise Watson was discovered in an apartment on the 200 Block of E Commercial St. Watson, an 84 year old white female, had last been seen alive approximately 4 days prior by tenants of the apartment building. An autopsy confirmed Watson had been murdered.
*Pictures courtesy of Victoria Advocate
Murder of Sam Towell January 08, 1973
On January 8, 1973, at approximately 7:05 pm, an unknown assailant attempted to rob Sam Towell at his business on the 100 Block of E Water St. Towell died later that evening at Detar Hospital, succumbing to injuries sustained during the robbery.
*Pictures courtesy of the Victoria Advocate
Murder of Lynn Holeman Dean October 21, 1970
On October 21, 1970, at approximately 1:00 pm, Lynn Holeman Dean was found dead at a liquor store on the 2300 Block of Port Lavaca Dr. Officers with the Victoria Police Department discovered her body while investigating a robbery of the store. Dean was a 24 year old white female who worked at the store.